Fun Fact 2 Quincy had 7 children, from oldest to youngest their names
are Rashida Jones, Kidada Jones, Quincy Jones III, Martina Jones, Jolie
Jones Levine, Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones and Rachel Jones.
Fun Fact 3: Quincy has been married 3 times, his first marriage was to
Jeri Caldwell 1957-1966, the second to Ulla Anderson 1968-1974 and his
third marriage was to Peggy Lipton 1974-1990.
Fun Fact 4: Quincy Jones is the most nominated artist in history,
receiving 79 nominations, he received his first Grammy Award in 1964 for
the Best Instrumental Arrangement.
Fun Fact 5: The famous song 'Fly me to the moon' which was recorded by
Frank Sinatra in July 1969 was first played on NASA's first lunar
landing mission. Quincy Jones arranged the music for the album.
Fun Fact 6: In the early 1950's, Quincy began his music career as a
trumpeter. He played in Lionel Hampton's band from 1951-1953.
Fun Fact 7: Quincy is often referred to a jazz maestro. One of his
outstanding productions was for Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' album in
Fun Fact 8: In 1975, Quincy founded Quest Productions, he was incredibly
well known for his arrangements and producing.
Fun Fact 9: The 'We are the World' anthem was recorded in 1985 to raise
awareness and money for the famine in Ethiopia. Quincy Jones' charity
helped to build over 100 homes in South Africa in 2001
Fun Fact 10: In 1974, Quincy was diagnosed with a pair of brain
aneurysms, Quincy attended his own memorial service which he had planned
with family and friends.
Fun Fact 11: Quincy was raised by his father and his new wife as his
birth mother was in and out of hospitals due to mental health issues.
Fun Fact 12: In 1943, Quincy Jones and his family moved to Seattle where
he began playing the trumpet at school. It was around this time that he
became very good friends with Ray Charles.
Fun Fact 13: Quincy attended the Boitors Berklee College of music.
Shortly afterwards, he toured with two bands known as Dizzy Gillespie
and Lionel Hampton.
Fun Fact 14: In 1967, he was given an Academy Award for his work in a
movie called 'In Cold Blood', he went on to score another 50 films
during his career.
Fun Fact 15: In the 1960's, Quincy Jones began a social activist and
supported Dr Martin Luther King Jr.